Movie Mode: Five Films That Inspired Fashion Whether its Holly Golightly’s iconic LBD or Penny Lane’s coveted fur trim coat, the way we dress has been influenced by movies since the dawn of cinema. Here Curvissa, fashion retailer of everything from plus size lingerie to glamorous party wear for the fuller figure, take a look at some of the cinematic styles that have inspired trends.

Annie Hall
Woody Allen’s Oscar winning comedy had such an impact on fashion that even today the leading lady’s distinctive look continues to be emulated by designers and fashionistas over three decades later. Defined by layered, loose fitting menswear, Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall wore a wardrobe of billowy trousers, masculine blazers and vests, with chic accessories as the pièce de résistance for an edgy yet polished look.

Black Swan

Following its release, acclaimed psychological thriller Black Swan rustled feathers up and down the fashion industry, with the ballerina look filtering into ready-to-wear collections across the globe. Tulle skirts and lace detailing pirouetted down the catwalk and into our wardrobes, dominating Spring/Summer 2012 and remaining a pivotal trend even to this day.

Whilst fashion was an integral component to the plot of Clueless, it became essential to the overall success of the movie, spawning a look that defined a generation. Walking the high school corridors in knee high socks, check skirts, preppy jumpers and cute berets, few people can say they looked as chic as Cher and her entourage during their teens, but then again, few can say they had such easy access to Daddy’s credit card.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
With the Hollywood version of Stieg Larsson’s lauded novel hitting the big screen after Christmas, the dark and dangerous style of Lisbeth Salander (the trilogy’s heroine) is poised to take the highstreet by storm. To achieve the look, think leather jackets, biker boots and bad-ass accessories. Dragon tattoo optional.

The Iron Lady
The Iron Lady, a biographical film about the life of Margaret Thatcher, has reignited discussions into the former British Prime Minister’s iconic conservative wardrobe. Perhaps an unlikely source of style inspiration, Thatcher has recently been honoured in a photo shoot with glamorous model Georgia May Jagger, seen her accessories sell for tens of thousands at auction, and had her reinforced hairdo, sharp skirt suits and habitual handbags predicted to become top trends for 2012.